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Will Tretinoin Cream Heal These Acne Scars?

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I've been on Tretinoin .1% cream for almost 3.5 months, and It cleared up my acne, but I'm left with hyperpigmentation ALL over my face sad.png And It seems like they're not going away! Will 6 months like the cream claims cure all these scars for sure? They're really killing my self esteem :/ They seriously cover my face and I can't stand it anymore, help!

Also, on my forehead and cheeks the scars seem barely indented.. and it's visible under makeup.. what do I do?

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Tretinoin does not help with hyperpigmentation. Bleaching creams like hydroquinone or kojic acid will.

Hyperpigmentation isn't scarring, btw.

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I got a treatment of v-beam laser done for the redness and it really helped. There are lots of side effects to it and it's expensive but worth it in my opinion. Read up on it.

I use retin-a as well for the indentation, i've been on it for over a year now and i think it has helped slightly ... it's a long process so keep trying and hang in there!

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Tretinoin increases cell turnover. With increased cell turnover, the marks should fade a little faster. It does nothing to stop the production of melanin in your skin. If you use a bleaching solution, like hydroquinone or kojic acid, to inhibit melanin production, you will see improvement much faster. Either way, you must also protect your skin from UV rays with a good sunblock. Otherwise, you only prolong the issue with hyperpigmentation and could make it worse, especially while using Tretinon.

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